Bird's-eye view photograph of a group of people playing percussion and stringed instruments in a circle. They stand on a sandy square next to cultivated fields framed by small walls.
Photograph of people in front of a house. They are holding their instruments and looking at the camera.

Mazaher is one of the few collectives that still practise the historical healing ritual zār in their hometown of Cairo through singing, polyrhythmic percussion, tambura lute, and dance. Performed by and for mostly women, the music offers an intensifying dynamic that enables spiritual experiences. The goals of zār are inner purification, harmony with oneself, and resilience. However, it is to be understood more as a community ritual rather than in accordance with the Western logic of self-improvement.

This event can be combined with “Fantasmagoria” by Philippe Quesne at 19:00.


Stage manager (HAU): Ruprecht Lademann, Tom Sattler / Stage technology (HAU): Jörg Fischer, Dominik Stillfried / Lighting manager (HAU): Marc Zeuske / Lighting technology (HAU): Lea Schneidermann, Janek Haussner / Sound technology (HAU): Matthias Kirschke, Rozenn Lièvre

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    Thu 2.3.2023, 20:30 / HAU1

Afterwards at CAN: Dance with us! with Marylou / Free entry


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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